Breast Cancer Tests
If you have symptoms of breast cancer or your screening mammogram shows abnormal cells, your doctor will order more tests to accurately diagnose your condition. These tests include:
- Diagnostic mammography that focuses more closely on the abnormal area
- Ultrasound to look more closely at the lump and what it is made of
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create a more detailed picture of your breasts
- Needle biopsy to remove a small sample of cells from the area of concern
A pathologist (a doctor who specializes in diagnosing conditions) can look at the cells from your needle biopsy to identify cancer. They can run additional tests on those cells to find out what type of breast cancer you have, which affects what kind of treatment you need.
Thanks to our partnership with Roswell Park, we can offer more treatments than ever for breast cancer, including clinical trials. No matter your diagnosis, we can help you fight breast cancer.